[GSBN] Embodied energy comparisons: SB vs Stick-built

Andrew Webb andrew at thegreenwebb.com
Mon Feb 16 19:46:07 CST 2009


Aluminium for windows, copper for roofing, hardwood for studwork and 
trusses (common in parts of Australia), concrete rarely used to its full 
potential (think Calatrava, Gaudi, Felix Candela, fabric formwork 
http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/designingbuildings/materials/2008/08/fabric_formwork_for_concrete.html).

-AW

Derek Roff wrote:
> I don't have an example in mind for this kind of misuse of a material 
> as it relates to the building industry.  Perhaps others can suggest one.
>



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